Cycnoches warszewiczii

Cycnoches warscewiczii

Cycnoches warszewiczii                                                                                                                                                  photo C. Solimbergo
(Cycnoches ventricosum
taxonomy        described by Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav
  published in       Botanische Zeitung (Berlin)  10 ( 42 ) : 734    1852
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Catasetinae
  genus Cycnoches  Lindley 1832
  metabolism CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins forests in Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca), Belize (Cayo, Toledo, Stann Creek), Guatemala (Alta Verapaz, Petèn), 
    Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua (Boaco, Matagalpa), Costa Rica, Panama (Chiriquì, Panamà, Coclè, Darièn)
  altitude 400 - 909 m  (1320 - 3000 ft) 
  habitat climate informations from Belmopan (Cayo, Belize)
    Köppen climate classification : Am, tropical monsoon climate (a dry season and a wet season very rainy)
    the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 650 m / 2145 ft) :
    Cycnoches warszewiczii a gr uk
  photoperiod in Belmopan this orchid bloom with a photoperiod, that varies during the year, from 13 h 08 m' to 10 h 52 m'
  life form epiphyte
  brightness     sunny
inflorescence    length 12 - 15 cm  (4.8" - 6"), from the upper nodes
  nr flowers 2 - 3
  size single flower  11 L 12 cm  (4.4" L 4.8")
  duration single flower, ≈ 14 - 18 days
  time to bloom from birth, ≈ 40 - 60 days   
CITES appendix II


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